ScaffSafe Ltd is delighted to have been chosen to create the Redrow Homes scaffolder's site operations guide. We hope you see it on their sites soon
A principal contractor recently called us out to a live school in the midlands to undertake an independent scaffold inspection audit after the site manager through the prior training given had a gut feeling that all was not well with the structure.
Upon our consultant undertaking the inspection, these various issues were raised, and the result became apparent to issue non-conformity was issued against the scaffold and the scaffold contractor. As the investigation was concluded, it also became apparent that the scaffolding company's insurance had become expired by over 2 months.
ScaffSafe tried to liaise with the scaffold contractor to make improvements, but they were unwilling to assist their statutory duty.
The outcome reached was that the principal contractor removed the scaffolding contractor and employed a more reputable company.
2/3mm base plates in use with no sole boards on the tarmac. EN74 states base plates to be 5mm in thickness. Be aware of current suppliers selling these. Don't get caught out. This is currently a huge industry issue that is being ignored by suppliers and Scaffold Industry Trade Federations.